On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1985

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Back to the Future" directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Tinker Bell's first nightly flight at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • Minami Keisuke, Japanese singer and actor, born in Yokohama, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Cooney Weiland, Canadian NHL forward (Boston Bruins), dies at 80
  • Frank Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager, dies at 92
1985 Highlights

About July 3, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer